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The policing legislation database is searchable by state, date, topic, and includes citations, summaries, and the full text of each statute and ordinance.  We used a series of searches in LexisNexis and state legislative websites to assemble the collection. We did not include changes to local patrol guides, since law enforcement manuals are often not publicly accessible.  All legislation introduced relating to police and law enforcement was included, and therefore, a wide range of topics were covered. However, we did not include laws that made revisions to criminal procedure or substantive criminal offenses.

Questions or comments about the repository can be sent to the following email: wcsj@law.duke.edu.

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